Monday, January 17, 2011

Proud Mom!

Today my little girl sang in the largest venue I think she's ever sang in before.  She sang the National Anthem at the University of Arizona McKale Center.  GREAT JOB!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January Club

We had a great get together at Sara's on Saturday.  I have really missed everyone as we took a month off in December.  We made some great birthday cards and Valentines too.

The first one was our technique card.  I taught them the Marbled Background technique.  It was so fun to see everyone rocking and rolling their marbles.  At least no one LOST them!  I think many of these will be circulating around for Valentines Day!

This card started with a Basic Black card base and then I used Riding Hood Red for the ink.  The stamp in from the Occaisions Mini Catalog.  It is Be My Valentine.  The ladies wet embossed it and stamped a second image in Riding Hood Red to layer the banner on top.  The ribbon is my new fav - 3/8" taffeta!  It is gorgeous and even though it isn't an exact match to the paper, it is the right hue and very easy to work with.

The second card was a birthday card using another Occaisions Mini Catalog set - Create a Cupcake.  It also used the coordinating punch Build a Cupcake.  I LOVE it when Stampin' Up! has a matching stamp set and punch!  It makes me happy -

The colors are Blushing Bride and Early Espresso; definately a great combo.  The sentiment comes from another Occaisions Mini set called Bring on the Cake.  Definately a MUST have for Birthday sentiments, it comes with 13 great sayings to add to both inside and outside of birthday cards and gift cards too. 

I will share the other 2 cards tomorrow..  but you will LOVE them!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


What fun that is to type!  I am excited for a new year - as I looked back on 2010, life was so full of changes!  I will recap a bit then share a project with you.  First off, Nathan got his mission call to serve an LDS service mission to Mozambique!  He left in May - this photo was created in My Digital Studio.  I made it for him for his birthday to remember the fun day he had when he got the letter with his mission call in it.  I later added this to the calendar we sent him for Christmas.

The next big event was James getting married.  He fell in love with a sweet girl from college, Dawnmarie, and they married in the summer.  This is another page from the calendar made in My Digital Studio -
I was laid off, then got my job back during the summer and that provided a lot of stress for a couple of months. All ended well. 

Our holidays were so much different than in the past with 2 children missing.  I have to admit I was quite sad - life is definately changing; I am going to have to figure out how to change with it!

 It has been a great year full of change, challenge and creativity.  thank you for joining me on this great journey!

Now here is the project I promised.  It is a gift I gave to Mike's sister and her family for Christmas.  I used the Decor blocks from Stampin' Up!  to create a 6 sided decor peice for them. 

Life really is fully of adventure! 
Life is....... JOY
Life is....  FAMILY
Life is......  GOD
Life is......... LOVE
Life is.........  LIFE!